Dodge Holds Chapman Studios West Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

January 12, 2017 by | Academics

Yesterday, Dodge College officially opened their newest addition to the Chapman University family: Chapman Studios West! Located on West Palm Avenue, just a short walk away from Marion Knott Studios, this new location is home to the Dhont Documentary Film Center, which will bring our documentary program to new heights. Before the ribbon cutting ceremony,

Meet Our New Stage Manager – Marita Tyler!

January 9, 2017 by | Academics

Having trouble on the stages? Need a hand with construction rules? Want to know the do’s and don’ts of the new stages? Then you need to talk to Marita Tyler (MFA/Film Production & Cinematography ’11), Dodge College’s new Stage Manager! We obviously like to keep it within the Chapman family here, hiring alums to help

Teaching filmmaking in China: Dodge launches Summer Film Academy in Shenzhen

January 3, 2017 by Janell Shearer | Beyond Dodge

Although companies the world over seek a foothold in China, in many ways it’s easier said than done. Cultural and language differences are just the starting point of challenges to be surmounted for Americans working in China. For Dodge College faculty, the launch of the first Summer Film Academy in Shenzhen, China, was not without

Apply to work with Joyce Cox as Spring 2017 Pankey Scholar

December 19, 2016 by | Academics

We are now accepting applications for the spring 2017 Pankey Scholar program.  This semester, our talented Pankey Chair is producer Joyce Cox.  Joyce has produced such mega-hits as THE JUNGLE BOOK and MEN IN BLACK 3, and is the preeminent Visual Effects producer in Hollywood, with credits that include AVATAR, THE DARK KNIGHT, SUPERMAN RETURNS,

Alumni Spotlight – Mitch McIntire

December 15, 2016 by | Alumni

Every so often, we’ll be spotlighting alumni and what they are up to these days. These Q&A sessions will give you a bit of insight into where the world has taken them since graduation. This week, the spotlight is on Mitch McIntire (BFA/Film Production ’08). DODGE: Share your career path with us – how did

In Remembrance: Lawrence ‘Larry’ Dodge

December 13, 2016 by | News

Last week, the Chapman community lost one of its greatest friends, Mr. Lawrence ‘Larry’ Dodge, at the age of 77. Larry was the namesake of our school, the Lawrence and Kristina Dodge College of Film and Media Arts. Dodge was a retired US Marine, and helped form the American Sterling Corporation, which was a group

In Malawi: Coming face-to-face with the stories behind the news

December 13, 2016 by | Travel Courses

Students traveling to Malawi this summer as part of Dodge College’s Destination: Africa documentary program experienced basic challenges—such as learning how to conduct an interview through a translator—and deeper, more significant challenges such as trying to understand why superstition drives some people to murder others to collect their body parts for “good luck.” Their experiences

Memories of Chapman – A Father/Daughter Perspective

December 8, 2016 by Dodge College Staff | Beyond Dodge

Charlie Moe (BA/Comm ’82, MA/HR ‘85) was the very first student that brand new professor Bob Bassett met when he came to campus in 1981. Charlie graduated with his B.A. in Communications, Mass Media and Public Relations, the very next year. Thirty-four years later, his daughter Kayla Moe (’16) graduated from Dodge College with a

New Documentary to Explore the Effects of Gender Bias in Hollywood

December 5, 2016 by Meagan O'Shea | Alumni

Sometimes the art of a pitch depends on the art of the pivot. A new documentary currently in production on the timely topic of gender bias in Hollywood was born when Jennie Peters (BA/Com/PR ’04) changed direction in the middle of a pitch. “It wasn’t long ago that I was sitting in a small restaurant

Pre-Release Screening of ELLE on December 8

November 30, 2016 by | Events

Join us for a pre-release screening of ELLE followed by a Q&A with Variety film critic Peter Debruge on December 8 at 7PM. ELLE A FILM BY PAUL VERHOEVEN SCREENPLAY BY DAVID BIRKE based on the novel “OH…” BY PHILIPPE DJIAN STARRING ISABELLE HUPPERT, LAURENT LAFITTE FROM THE COMÉDIE-FRANÇAISE, ANNE CONSIGNY, CHARLES BERLING, VIRGINE AEFIRA,